Letting Go: How Being a Control Freak Costs You Money

I’m something of a planner. I can’t help it – I always like to make plans for the future. I fill up my calendar with

05.12.09

The Reliability Bell Curve

In a recent post about up front spending, quite a few people mentioned their anecdotes about buying a cheap washing machine and having it last

Confirmation Bias and Your Money

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been involved in a very interesting discussion with a reader who wanted to know why I thought index funds

Reader Mailbag #62

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance

Review: Stimulated!

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or career book. At almost every job I’ve ever worked at, from a

05.10.09

Making Financial Literacy More Accessible

A reader that I’ll call “Maggie” writes in with an interesting question: I manage a federal TRiO grant at a community college in Arkansas. If

05.09.09

Cutting Down Work-Related Spending

Doing my taxes this year was an interesting experience. In 2008, my income was down substantially as compared to 2007 – no real surprise, considering

05.08.09

How To Save Money On Food

Today, The Simple Dollar is featuring a guest post by Jerry Kolber. Jerry is an award-winning writer, producer, and executive producer of film and television

05.08.09

The Neighborhood Cooperative

Last weekend, our town had a “city wide yard sale.” There was a bit of promotion of this event by the city council and quite

05.07.09

The Stroop Effect and Your Wallet

Let’s try a little psychology experiment. In the image below, read out all of the colors, not the words themselves. You can say them out

Why Would You Choose to Earn Less?

In March 2008, I quit a full time job that earned around $50,000 per year. I did not return to the workplace. My wife’s closest

Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance On Just One Page – Download My Personal Finance eBook for Free!

Download it now – for free! A long time ago, I wrote a very popular post entitled “Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Shock Doctrine Edition

Over the weekend, I finished an utterly fascinating book that’s (largely) unrelated to The Simple Dollar but still worth mentioning: The Shock Doctrine by Naomi

The Logic of Up-Front Spending

I tend to be an advocate of spending more up front on a large purchase if that purchase will have lower maintenance costs. For example,

Personal Finance: Rounding Up Debt Payments

One technique that I’ve always used to make my personal finance management easier is to round up regular debt repayments to the nearest $10 or

My 25 Favorite Personal Finance, Career, and Personal Development Blogs

Collin writes in: What personal finance blogs do you read? You can actually find the answer to this question on any page of The Simple

Reader Mailbag #61

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance

Review: The Cure for Money Madness

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. One of the real root causes of money troubles is irrational behavior. When money

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